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God Confidence

Jesus said, “Apart from me you can do nothing” ( Paul said that he “put no confidence in the flesh” (Philippians 3:3). In other words, he didn’t think that he was good enough because of any particular talent or ability that he had on his own. But his confidence came from his understanding of who […]

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Set Free

“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free,” (John 8:32 NIV).  For fifteen years, Leeanne was emotionally and verbally abused by her mother. Every day she heard that she was a stupid worthless failure. Her mother told her that she was “ugly” and “fat” and “not good enough.” “No man will […]

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“I’m not _______________ enough.”

“Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16).  . [tweetherder][/tweetherder]You are enough and have been equipped by God and empowered by the Holy Spirit to do everything that God has called you to do. It seems the message of “I’m not good enough to […]

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I’d be Happy If

“Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers (and sisters). Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows” (James 1:16, 17 NIV) Adam and Eve lived in a perfect world. All their needs were cared for. They had perfect communion with […]

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Whoever said, “Don’t Ever Change,” Didn’t Know You Very Well

“And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit,”  (2 Corinthians 3:18 NIV). Isn’t it funny what you think you know in High School? I was looking back through my old High School Yearbook, 1975 to […]

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Taking Every Thought Captive Part 5

“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ,” (2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV). In my last 4 posts, I’ve looked at steps to taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. I’m proud of you for […]

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Taking Every Thought Captive Part 4

“We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,” (2 Corinthians 10:5 NASB).   In my past three post, we looked at two steps for taking every thought captive.  Today, let’s look at step three: Reject the Lie.  Once I had a […]

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